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Re: Exporting software doesn't mean exporting (was: Re: lp ?)
Simon Spero writes:
: On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Peter D. Junger wrote:
: > Don't blame this on my being a lawyer; blame it on some very sick
: > people in the Office of Defense Trade Controls and in the NSA.
: I think it's unfair to call the people at the ODTC and the NSA sick;
: during the cold war, such restrictions did make some sense; in
: particular, controlling the export of high-performance encryption
: hardware does make it harder for other countries to deploy ubiquitous
: strong encryption, particularly in the less developed countries, and
: particulalry for chips that required exotic fabrication (the soviet union
: never had really good mass-production facilities).
The ones I was suggesting are sick are the ones who drafted the
definition of ``export'' and of ``technical data'' in the ITAR. Would
you consider it more appropriate if I called them perverse?
Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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